General FAQ's

If  I didn't respond to the parent survey by July 10th, why isn't my placement for my child's learning confirmed? 
New staffing assignments will be made for teachers to accommodate parent selections of Options 1, 2, or 3. Placement for students after July 10th is dependent on adequate staffing and space available in the new staffing allocation. Families will be notified on July 24th of confirmations for their child’s placement.

If we pick distance learning, is it for the whole year or can we go back to normal when things get better?
Distance learning model was designed so that there is inherent flexibility for students based on their parents’ preference.  Parents may change from distance learning to in-person at the trimester. If you choose the online school, is it for the whole year? The online school is intended to be year-long choice. 


What if my child wants to return to In-Person learning before the end of a trimester?
Students are encouraged to complete the trimester in Distance Learning before returning to school in-person. Students will need to be transferred to a new homeroom teacher, and assignments and tests between teachers are not identical. Therefore, grading is affected by a mid-trimester move. 

What happens if my child enrolls in a learning option part way through the trimester?

Students who enroll in the last three weeks of any trimester will be rolled into the next trimester placement automatically. Placement will typically be made the week following a request. Students should continue to complete assignments with their In-Person Learning teachers until placement in Distance Learning occurs. 

What if my child was originally enrolled as a nonresident or resident transfer pupil at an in-person school and wants to return to that school in 2020-21 or 2021-22? 
Students who have nonresident or resident transfer status in 2020-21 who wish to return to in-person instruction or distance learning will maintain their open enrollment status for the school in which they are enrolled. Open enrollment students wishing to change schools to a different in-person school will need to follow standard open enrollment procedures to transfer.
If we select in-person (Option 1), what will the class sizes look like? 

Initial information received from parents on their choice for school indicates the following:

 

  • 65% students returning to school
  • 30% choosing the distance learning option
  • 5% online school

When the parent choice window closes, we will have a clearer picture of how staffing will be allocated at each school. The goal is to ensure that social distancing can be accomplished where possible.  However, it is anticipated that class sizes for in-person will remain typical of any other year because the other staff member(s) in the team may be teaching students virtually.

Will extra-curricular sports be offered next year?

The district believes that athletics is an important part of a child's social emotional and physical development. As we evaluated our tournament league athletic program, it was clear that it posed the highest risk to students, coaches, and referees.


On May 29, CDC put out specific guidelines on youth sports. The guidelines outline levels of increased risk, dependent upon the types of activities conducted.

  • Lowest Risk: Performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family members.
  • Increasing Risk: Team-based practice.
  • More Risk: Within-team competition.
  • Even More Risk: Full competition between teams from the same local geographic area.
  • Highest Risk: Full competition between teams from different geographic areas.

While all athletic teams have been suspended, the District will continue to evaluate resuming athletics.